Ash and Dust

Rainbow in her eyes…
August 13, 2018
Hope & Belief
August 23, 2018


The unfinished glass of liquor, an ashtray full of butts- had a story to tell.

The knife and the anonymous body next to him had a story to tell too…

He knew that amidst the blood, ash, and dust lay the evidence that could absolve him or mark him guilty.

There were millions waiting behind the bars for their turns to tell their stories… he didn’t want to end up like them.

The smell of marijuana enticed him again and he decided to take one last puff…

Rubbing his forehead he wondered what happened the previous night…
pic courtesy: Yvette Prior
Written for: Friday Fictioneers


  1. Dear Priya,
    One would have to smoke an awful lot of weed to not remember the night before. Quite a story. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers.

  2. gahlearner says:

    Ouch, that last line nails it. What a horrible picture to wake up to.

  3. He’s going to be in deep, deep trouble unless he gets his act together. Nicely done.
    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    The not knowing what happened makes it an intriguing mystery. Nice one.

  5. StuHN says:

    Pot plus the booze, and who knows if the white stuff around the table isn’t coke? The mind boggles.

  6. James McEwan says:

    The cycle of the dope never ends.

  7. He was framed, they always are in such scenarios 🙂

  8. A good mystery…who is coming to solve it now? 🙂

  9. Dale says:

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, Priya.
    Not the best detective if he is always sampling the evidence…

  10. pennygadd51 says:

    Dear Priya
    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers!
    You give us a good description of a crime scene which is full of ambiguities. For example, is it murder, accidental death or suicide? It’s an anonymous body; so how did it get there? And you make the narrator a flawed character, addicted to marijuana and probably other substances. Sounds like a great start to a longer piece!
    With best wishes

  11. granonine says:

    This is powerfully written. The palpable hopelessness and futility come across very clearly.

  12. abhiray59 says:

    Story full of intrigue and mystery.

  13. Akshata Ram says:

    Once again at your best Priya! Glad to see you here

  14. Varad says:

    Seems like he’s been on one insane bender. That’s a nice bit of intrigue, Priya. Good to see you among the Friday Fictioneers clan.

  15. We’ve all been there, although possibly without the murder!! Great story

  16. jillyfunnell says:

    Not exactly the scene a person would want to wake up to … Great descriptions.

  17. Oh my, a mystery is born. Maybe he needs to stop smoking so his head clears. You created a very vivid scene, nicely done!

  18. lisarey1990 says:

    Brilliant mystery.

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